8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Historic Village Herberton and Michael Seebeck Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Trinity Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas), Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 28th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from Philippines, the closest major airport is Cairns International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree National Park, Daintree Discovery Centre
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